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Peer Counselors Needed - Volunteer on Samaritans 24-Hour Crisis Hotline

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The Samaritans of New York


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A few hours per week

Help those in need!


Samaritans of New York operates the city's 24-hour suicide prevention hotline. Last year, we answered over 75,000 hotline calls. Samaritans is part of a well-established international network of 400 centers in 42 countries where over 20,000 volunteers provide crisis response and emotional support services to people who are in distress, depressed and suicidal.


Almost anyone who finds themselves facing some overwhelming obstacle or personal tragedy needs help getting through their moment of crisis. At Samaritans of NYC, our caring volunteers respond to people of all backgrounds: teenagers, the elderly, people dealing with chronic and terminal illnesses like cancer or AIDS; victims of violence, bullying and sexual abuse; the homeless, unemployed, veterans; those with sexual identity issues, who are trying to cope with stigma, who are hesitant to seek help.


The work is challenging, the training intensive and the experience extremely rewarding! You must be focused, disciplined and keep the commitments you make. This is serious work; you'll be joining a group of dedicated volunteers from NYC's diverse communities who work together in a supportive environment in a convenient Village location.


Volunteer requirements:

  • Must be at least 21
  • Good English speaking + written skills
  • Willing to work as part of a collaborative team
  • Available to donate:
  • 1 weekday morning, afternoon, evening or weekend shift a week
  • 1 overnight shift a month
  • No experience necessary!

Help those in need!


Samaritans of New York operates the city's 24-hour suicide prevention hotline. Last year, we answered over 75,000 hotline calls. Samaritans is part of a well-established international network of 400 centers in 42…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Training Provided

Location

NEW YORK, NY

Apply to This Volunteer Opportunity

Instructions:

Samaritans is currently accepting applicants for the November 2020 Hotline Training Class. If you are interested in becoming a Samaritans volunteer, please contact us to attend an upcoming orientation for this class on:


Wednesday, November 4th

Monday, November 9th

Thursday, November 12th


Samaritans greatest need is for qualified applicants who are available to work at least one five-hour weekday morning or afternoon a week. 


If you are interested in becoming a Samaritans Hotline Volunteer, please go to: https://samaritansnyc.org/volunteer-2/

All applicants are required to utilize this form to be considered for a hotline position.

For other information, go to: www.samaritansnyc.org


We look forward to hearing from you!

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